UPDATE: Apparently the Rams also owe Clay Matthews some money!
You and me both TG! Better get some interest with that too https://t.co/E8RIOhg7sH— Clay Matthews III (@ClayMatthews52) April 9, 2020
The Los Angeles Rams elected to release running back Todd Gurley earlier this offseason to clear some much needed cap space. The Rams invested heavily in recent years and the bill came due. The team still has plenty of talent, but they had to unload some quality players this offseason.
While they were able to clear space by releasing Gurley, they still owed him money. He had a $7.55 million roster bonus due because he was on the roster in 2019. The bonus included $2.5 million in offsets, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero. Gurley’s contract with the Falcons is worth $5.5 million, so that leaves $5.05 million of the roster bonus due from the Rams.
According to Gurley, LA has not yet paid and he is coming to collect. Gurley tweeted at the team telling them to send money as soon as possible.
It remains to be seen what the timeline is on the payment of the bonus. We don’t have a copy of his contract, so we don’t know what specific day payment was due. But for now, Gurley isn’t pleased. We’ll see how the Rams respond on this one and if it escalates in the near future.